2014 Extreme Sailing Series: a star-studded sailing extravaganza for all


2014 Extreme Sailing Series: a star-studded sailing extravaganza for all

19 February, 2014   Nicole Chan

Singapore will be playing host to the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series from 20 to 23 February. (Photo by Lloyd Images)

Singapore will be hosting the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series, an unforgettable event that will be open to the public from 21 to 23 February, 11am onwards at The Promontory@Marina Bay.

Regardless of sailing experience, this event will offer something for everyone, with a wide array of activities and displays.

12 teams of sailors from all over the world will be present at the Race Village, with some of the most illustrious names in the sports including Britain’s double gold Olympic medalist Sarah Ayton, as well as Olympic champion Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) and world champion laser French sailor Sophie de Turckheim in attendance.

This exciting line-up will also star some our local sailing talents such as Scott Glen Sydney and Justin Wong.

Visitors will get to witness the Breast Cancer Foundation’s Dragon Boat team, “Paddlers in the Pink” going up against Team Aberdeen Singapore, as they work together to promote awareness among the crowd on Saturday.

The two teams will pit themselves against each other in a thrilling 2000m race before the main racing commences. This race will be the first of its kind, and is certainly a must watch.

In addition to the hype of all the ongoing races, Team Aberdeen will be offering a 6th man’s place for a race on the team Aberdeen Singapore boat in the Winch Challenge – proudly sponsored by Local Event Main Partner, Aberdeen Asset Management.

Meanwhile, visitors may also be interested in the Land Rover off-road driving experience at the Land Rover Terrapod Challenge Zone. For visitors who prefer less rigorous activities, a Canon booth will be located at the Race Village with the latest Canon EOS-ID X cameras and telephoto lenses, which will be open for use.

Also, there will be a variety of activities planned for children to enjoy. The Happy World of Haribo at the Race Village will be hosting an array of games stalls, booths, sampling stations, a paddle-boat pool and educational exhibits that will provide hands-on activities for children to learn more about the mechanisms of sailing.

Alternatively, spectators can choose to watch the activities in comfort with ample shade available at Rudy Project’s Technically Cool Zone, as well as at a two-storey bar built by No. 5 Emerald Hill, where they will be able to watch the day’s proceedings while enjoying a drink.

Admission is free, so do come by the Race Village for a weekend of action and hype. This sailing event is definitely not one to be missed!